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ThreeWill Is Not Like Any Other Place I’ve Worked

I walked into this ever so quiet place where the ambiance is more like a meditation Zen sort of atmosphere than an actual company.  The tempo is very chill laid back and inviting. Everyone is business casual or in jeans.  I walk around and say hello to everyone and they all seemed genuinely nice and happy to have me here.

The very first thing I notice that it is a predominantly male-driven environment which is great since that is what I particularly thrive in.  The other thing I notice is that there aren’t any names on offices nor titles anywhere nothing to establish any sort of organizational level structure which is pretty cool & indifferent. And get this, I actually share an office with the individual I support who is also the president of the company. This is the first in my entire 18 years as an Executive Assistant (EA) that I have ever done that.

For the most part, everyone is an engineer or developer meaning they tend to be more introverts than extroverts.   Here the developers seem to be a tad more outgoing than most I have interacted with in my years as an EA.  I came from a huge corporation that has thousands of people working for them on a national level.  The company is family owned just like ThreeWill but has been in business for over 100 years. The pace is very different when you are in a boutique firm such as ThreeWill.  It is a bit slower which is always a welcoming factor when you have been in a hustle/bustle type of environment for the majority of your career. Here I am learning software and processes that usually would not apply to an EA or be included in my day to day duties/skills but because it is a boutique company everyone wears many hats which add value where it is needed and when it is needed.

Things just happen differently here and as I get settled into my new position here at ThreeWill.  I am learning that titles don’t mean anything and politics do not exist here (Which is SOOO REFRESHING).

It is more about your drive and will to want to be an exceptional contributor to something bigger than yourself, where a team is needed to be successful and what you do truly matters.

Does this sound like a place where you’d like to work?  Check out current job openings and apply today!

Kyla SmithThreeWill Is Not Like Any Other Place I’ve Worked

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  • dannyryan - May 17, 2017 reply

    Kyla – welcome to the team! I look forward to working with you and I’m here to help however I can. It’s great to get your thoughts on starting at the company – we are all contributors and here to serve each other. Cheers, Danny.

    Kyla Smith - May 18, 2017

    Excited to be here! Looking forward to working with you and having many more Friday morning laughs! 🙂

  • Kirk Liemohn - May 18, 2017 reply

    Thanks for sharing, Kyla!

    Kyla Smith - May 18, 2017

    Anytime Kirk 🙂

  • Tommy Ryan - May 18, 2017 reply

    Great post Kyla! Very insightful. Appreciating all that you are doing to break me into having an assistant.

    Kyla Smith - May 18, 2017

    Thanks Tommy!

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